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									Imagine Durban Demonstration Project Fund
Enhancing water security in rural areas - Request for Proposals

Imagine Durban is a Council-led initiative for integrated, long-term planning that was
initiated in 2007 and has culminated in June 2009 with the public release of a long term
plan for Durban. The Imagine Durban project was implemented by eThekwini
Municipality in conjunction with Sustainable Cities, an NGO from Vancouver, Canada,
and the PLUS Network, a network of 40 cities in 14 countries established to share
experiences in sustainability planning.

The Imagine Durban plan represents a vision for a better Municipality that government,
civil society organizations, faith based groups, tertiary institutions, business organizations
and ordinary folk have identified through the Imagine Durban consultation process.
Now that the draft plan has been developed Phase Two of the Imagine Durban project is
to initiate action that helps us to achieve the dream of a Liveable and most Caring City.

The Imagine Durban Demonstration Project Fund was created to support projects that
inspire citizens to imagine a sustainable future for eThekwini Municipality. The Imagine
Durban Demonstration Project Funds have been provided by the Government of Canada
through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) as part of the
Sustainable Cities: PLUS Network Program in Africa demonstration fund.

The Demonstration Project Fund is now making R100,000 available to for a project that
enhances water security in rural areas. Imagine Durban is looking for an organisation,
business or government department to implement a project that can test an innovative
idea that could enhance water security in rural areas. Projects could deal with issues
such as water conservation, grey water re-use, rainwater harvesting and water transport.

Project Implementation
Project implementers may choose to implement the project in-house as long as the
technical capacity exists within the organisation resources. Alternatively, implementing
organisations may seek outside guidance and/or implementation assistance. This
assistance must be reflected in the project budget.

Proposals must be received by 4pm on Thursday 28th October 2010.

Time Frame
The project must be implemented over the period January 2011 to August 2011.

Showcasing of results
The winning applicant must either make a project presentation or have a stand in the
Sustainable City Exhibition that the Imagine Durban project will be hosting in
approximately September 2011. This activity should be included in the workplan and

Project Location
Projects must be located in rural areas within the boundary of the eThekwini

Evaluation and selection of winning proposal
The Imagine Durban Demonstration Committee will review all the proposals submitted
against the following criteria
    Anticipated impact of the project
    Ability of the project to continue in the long term without further funding
    Replicability of the project
    Gender Equity
    Level of innovation
    Level of involvement of stakeholders
    Ability of the organisation to successfully implement and manage the project
    Ability to complete the project within established timeframe
    Applications that benefit previously disadvantaged communities will be given
        special consideration

The Imagine Durban Demonstration Committee will announce the winning proposal by
early December 2010. No correspondence will be entered into regarding unsuccessful

Question and Queries
Questions and queries should be directed to: Margaret McKenzie, Sustainable Cities, Tel:
031 201 8958, Email:

Proposals should be submitted electronically as part of the evaluation is done by
Sustainable Cities which is based in Canada. However proposals can be submitted via
fax or hard copy if absolutely necessary.

Proposal must be submitted using the attached application form.

Proposals should be sent to Thomas Ferreira, eThekwini Municipality
physical address: Corporate Policy Unit, 2nd Floor, Rennies House, 41 Margaret
Mncadi Avenue, Durban. 4000.
Fax: 031 3114120
Demonstration Project Application Form
Project Name:


Contact Name

Telephone Number

Email Address

Other Partners
(if applicable)

Project Duration

Project              Type: (eg students from a rural    Approximate Number: (eg
Beneficiaries        school without access to water)    number of pupils in the school)

                                                        Approximate number of female

Project Cost and     Imagine Durban:       Other Sources (if       Total:
Sources of Funding                         applicable):
                                PROJECT CONCEPT
(Please explain what the overall intention of the project is and how that intention will
                                     be achieved)
Please Explain the Expected Impact of the Project (Environmental/Social/Economical):

                               GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

             The main goal of the project                  Indicators of success in
                 (eg build a house)                       achieving the project goal
                                                            (eg completed house)
                       WORK PLAN

Major Activity   Responsibility    Time Frame      Deliverable (ie
                                                measurable result that
                                                  shows you have
                                                 completed activity)

Budget Item   Unit   Unit Cost   # of Units   Total Cost   Source
                                 PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Who will be responsible for the overall management of the project? (please provide the
names and gender of the project manager or project management team)

Who else will be involved in the implementation of the project?
(please provide the names and gender of anyone else who will be involved in implementing
the project)

Briefly describing the track record of the implementing organisation in implementing similar

Please explain how will the project funds be managed?
                Self-Assessment of the Project against Selection Criteria

Please provide brief explanations for the questions below. These questions are
designed to help you self-assess the likely success of your application by
assessing it against the evaluation criteria that will be used by the evaluation

      Selection Criteria             Discussion (maximum of 100 words per question)
Briefly explain how this
project will continue after
the initial funds have been
Briefly explain how the
project could be expanded
or implemented by others in
eThekwini Municipality.
Briefly explain how you
would promote gender
equity in the
implementation of your
Briefly explain why you
believe that your project is
Briefly explain how you will
be involving stakeholders in
your project.

Do you have sufficient and
appropriate resources
(human and financial) to
implement and sustain the
project and its results?
Please explain

                         Selection Criteria                             Yes / No
Will you make the project available for evaluation and provide
access to all financial and other information relevant to the
Will you undertake to make a project presentation or have an
exhibition stand at the Imagine Durban Sustainable City
exhibition that will take place in the second half of 2011?

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